After a couple of technical corrections by the House, the Senate passed and the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18 (House Bill 6201).  The primary component for employers and employees to understand is the expansion of the FMLA provision and for increased paid sick leave.  The bill also addresses several funding for free testing for COVID-19 and specific nutrition programs like SNAP, WIC and the Emergency Food Assistance Programs, but will not be discusses here.

New FFCRA_Poster from the Department of Labor

Our friends at Valent Group have provided us with the following Summary for Employers: Coronavirus Relief Laws.

Should you have any compliance questions, please contact your JMF accountant or your own HR compliance firm.